25+ Best New Thriller Books of Fall 2022

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If you’re a fan of thrillers, then you’re in for a treat this fall. Some great new books are coming out that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Are you ready for some thrills? Fall is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and some great new thrillers are coming out this year.

From psychological thrillers to edge-of-your-seat suspense, with a few spooky reads thrown in for good measure, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Whether you’re looking for a new book to keep you up at night or something to bring on your next road trip, these best thriller book releases are sure to do the trick.

So without further ado, here are the best new thrillers of fall 2022.

Happy Reading!

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New Mystery Thrillers

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Girl, Forgotten

by Karin Slaughter

On Sale: August 23, 2022

Emily Vaughn was a high school girl in the small town of Longbill Beach whose murder remained unsolved. Forty years later, newly minted US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in town with the hope of finally uncovering the truth. As she delves into the case, Andrea discovers that Emily’s killer is still out there – and she may be the next victim. Slaughter expertly weaves together past and present, revealing long-hidden secrets and building to an explosive finale.

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Stay Awake

Stay Awake

 by Megan Goldin

On Sale: August 9, 2022

Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi in New York City with no idea where she is or how she got there. She has bloodstained hands and a knife in place of her phone. Soon she’s on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing while trying to piece together what happened to her over the past two years. All she has are scribbled messages on her skin that say “STAY AWAKE” and the feeling that someone is watching her every move.

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You're Invited

You’re Invited

 by Amanda Jayatissa

On Sale: August 9, 2022

When Amaya is invited to her childhood best friend’s wedding in Sri Lanka, after so many years of radio silence, she is surprised, and as she learns that the groom is her ex-boyfriend, she’s determined to stop the wedding. But when the bride goes missing on the eve of her wedding, all evidence points to the maid of honor. As the wedding guests begin to turn on each other, it becomes clear that no one is safe.

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The Family Remains

The Family Remains

by Lisa Jewell

On Sale: August 9, 2022

The highly anticipated sequel to The Family Upstairs. When DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a gruesome discovery, he quickly realizes that the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead thirty years ago. Rachel Rimmer receives news that her husband, Michael, has been found dead in the cellar of his house in France, and she is forced to answer questions about his past. And Lucy Lamb, who fled London thirty years ago after a tragedy, is finally returning home. As they all search for answers, they will find they are connected in ways they could have never imagined.

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All Good People Here

 by Ashley Flowers

On Sale: August 16, 2022

Margot Davies, a journalist, decides to return to her hometown to investigate the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor who was discovered in a ditch. The case of January Jacobs has haunted her for years, and she’s determined to find answers. But as she starts digging, she realizes that everyone in town seems to be hiding something.

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The Last Girl To Die

The Last Girl To Die

by Helen Fields

On Sale: September 1, 2022

A gripping thriller that follows the search for a missing teenager on the remote Isle of Mull. With hostile locals and an indifferent police force, private investigator Sadie Levesque is the only hope for Adriana Clark’s desperate parents. But when Sadie finds Adriana’s body in a cliffside cave, she knows she’s dealing with something she’s never encountered before. But to catch the killer, Sadie must unravel the island’s dark history and uncover its deadly secret before anyone else falls victim.

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All That's Left Unsaid

All That’s Left Unsaid

by Tracey Lien

On Sale: September 13, 2022

This powerful debut novel explores family, identity, and the cost of survival. Ky Tran returns to her hometown of Cabramatta for her younger brother Denny’s funeral. Denny was brutally murdered inside a busy restaurant in Cabramatta, and the case stumps the police. Ky sets out to track down the witnesses herself, hoping to understand what happened and ease her own guilt. With each encounter, she peels back another layer of the place that shaped her and Denny, exposing the violence that was seeded by colonialism, the war in Vietnam, and the choices made to survive. 

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The Enigma of Room 622

by Joël Dicker

On Sale: September 13, 2022

Joël, a Switzerland writer, tries to uncover the mystery behind a long-unsolved murder that took place in room 622 of the Hôtel de Verbier, a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps. Together with fellow guest Scarlett, they discover a web of intrigue involving the succession of Switzerland’s largest private bank, a mysterious counterintelligence operation called P-30, and a most disreputable sabotage of hotel hospitality. As they get closer to the truth, they realize they may be in their heads.

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The Party Guests

 by Amanda Robson

On Sale: September 29, 2022

Ralph is throwing a big birthday party at a villa on the Amalfi coast, and he’s invited his ex-wife Sarah and her new partner Jack. Ralph is also seeing Gemma, who he plans to propose to at the party. When two people are found dead during the course of a big birthday party, everyone becomes a suspect. And as secrets and lies are revealed, it becomes clear that nobody is safe.

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The Last to Vanish

 by Megan Miranda

On Sale: July 26, 2022

Journalist Landon West investigates a string of unsolved disappearances in the small resort town of Cutter’s Pass. When Landon himself goes missing, his brother Trey comes to town looking for answers. Abby Lovett, who manages the inn where Landon was staying, finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth. But as she delves deeper into the case, she realizes how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her. 

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Nothing More To Tell

 by Karen McManus

On Sale: August 30, 2022

Brynn returns to her hometown after four years away to take an internship at a true-crime TV show. She’s determined to solve the cold case of her favorite teacher’s murder, which made headlines after his body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. But as she begins to investigate, she quickly discovers that everyone has something to hide—including her ex-best friend, Tripp, who was one of the students who found the body.

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Daisy Darker

 by Alice Feeney

On Sale: August 30, 2022

The Darker family gathers for Nana’s 80th birthday party at her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island, each harboring their own secrets. But when Nana is found dead at the stroke of midnight, it becomes clear that someone in the family is out for blood. With the tide cutting them off from the mainland, the Darkers must reckon with their past secrets before it’s too late.

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Blackmail and Bibingka

Blackmail and Bibingka

by Mia P. Manansala

On Sale: October 4, 2022

Lila Macapagal’s long-lost cousin Ronnie returns to Shady Palms just in time for Christmas. Immediately, Ronnie is suspected of murder when someone close to him turns up dead. To prove her cousin’s innocence, Lila must put aside years of resentment and distrust. Along the way, secrets about Ronnie and those involved with his new winery business are revealed. But can Lila solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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She’s Gone

by David Bell

On Sale: November 1, 2022

When 17-year-old Hunter Gifford wakes up in the hospital after a car accident, he can’t remember what happened. His girlfriend, Chloe Summers, is missing, and her blood is found in the car. As he tries to piece together what happened, Hunter is faced with mounting evidence against him and pressure from the police. But as more details of that night come to light, Hunter has to face the possibility that he may have killed the person he loved.

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The Lindbergh Nanny

by Maria Fredericks

On Sale: November 15, 2022

A gripping mystery based on the true story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. in 1932. As the world mourns the loss of the beloved toddler, one woman finds herself at the center of the investigation and accused of being responsible for his disappearance. Betty Gow, the Lindbergh’s nanny, must use all her skills to solve the mystery and exonerate herself.

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New Psychological Thriller Books

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Please Join Us

 by Catherine McKenzie

On Sale: August 23, 2022

Nicole Mueller, a 39-year-old lawyer whose career is falling apart, joints an exclusive women’s networking group, only to realize that it may be a cult. The group, Panthera Leo, is made up of successful professionals, and it quickly provides Nicole with clients that help her relaunch her career. However, the favors she has to provide in return become increasingly sinister, and she soon realizes that she may have made a mistake in joining the group.

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Things We Do in the Dark

by Jennifer Hillier

On Sale: July 19, 2022

A gripping, twisting thriller about a woman who is forced to confront her dark past when she is accused of murdering her celebrity husband. Paris Peralta has worked hard to build a new life for herself, but when she is arrested for her husband’s murder, she knows that it is only a matter of time before someone from her past recognizes her and destroys everything she has built. To prevent this, Paris must face the demons of her past head-on. 

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The Couple at Number 9

by Claire Douglas

August 2, 2022

When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with her boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is for the builders to uncover human remains. The police launch a murder inquiry and ask to speak to the cottage’s former owner, Saffron’s grandmother Rose, who is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s. But as Rose’s fragmented memories resurface, it becomes clear that the truth about what happened thirty years ago is much more complicated than anyone could have imagined.

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Wrong Place Wrong Time

by Gillian McAllister

On Sale: August 2, 2022

A gripping, heart-stopping novel about a mother’s search for the truth behind her son’s crime. When seventeen-year-old Ryan kills a stranger, his mother is desperate to understand why. She begins to relive the days leading up to the murder, waking up each morning a day earlier. Slowly, she pieces together the events that led to her son’s deadly act.

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The Favor

 by Nicci French

On Sale: October 18, 2022

In this heart-stopping thriller from internationally bestselling author Nicci French, a young woman, Jude, agrees to do a small favor for her first love, Liam. Still, when things go horribly wrong, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets and lies. And one small task turns into a murder investigation that could destroy her life. As Jude lies to her fiancé and tries to uncover the truth, she must ask herself: how well does she really know Liam? And is he worth sacrificing everything for?

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best new thriller books of falL'22
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The Last Party

by Clare Mackintosh

On Sale: November 8, 2022

 On New Year’s Eve, a small village in Wales is hosting a party for its wealthy new neighbors. But when one of the guests ends up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. Ffion Morgan, the village constable, must uncover the truth before the killer strikes again.

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The Personal Assistant

The Personal Assistant

 by Kimberly Belle

On Sale: November 29, 2022

Alex is a mommy-blogger who suddenly finds herself with a huge following online. When one of her posts goes viral in the worst possible way, she reaches out to her personal assistant for help. But her assistant has gone missing, and the police are looking to Alex and her husband for answers. But as Alex digs into AC’s identity, she’ll find that the greatest threat isn’t online but in her own living room.

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Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six

 by Lisa Unger

On Sale: November 8, 2022

In this new locked-room mystery thriller by Lisa Unger, six friends rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway, to quickly realize that they may not be alone. As a deadly storm brews, the friends begin to turn on each other, and it becomes clear that someone is determined to ruin their weekend. With secrets and betrayals running deep, the friends must work together to uncover the identity of the stranger among them before it’s too late.

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We Knew All Along

 by Mina Hardy

On Sale: December 6, 2022

Jewelann Jordan is determined to make her old crush, Christian Campbell, see what he lost all those years ago when they reconnect at their class reunion. But Christian seems determined to do his best to mess up Jewelann’s life in any way he can. Worse than that, he seems to have his sights set on charming her son and befriending her husband. As soon as Jewelann starts digging for the truth, she discovers that Christian is not the man he claims to be.

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The Resemblance

 by Lauren Nossett

On Sale: November 8, 2022

When a fraternity brother is struck and killed by a car, the only witness is the driver, who looks identical to the victim. As Detective Marlitt Kaplan investigates, she uncovers long-buried secrets and a web of corruption within the university’s Greek system. But with her past returning to haunt her, Marlitt must race to catch the killer before becoming the next victim.

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A Mother Would Know

 by Amber Garza

On Sale: December 13, 2022

A suspenseful novel about a mother’s love being put to the test. When her son moves back home, Valerie begins to suspect he may be responsible for a string of murders in the neighborhood. As she tries to piece together the truth, she must decide how far she will go to protect her son.

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One Last Secret

by Adele Parks

December 27, 2022

Dora is an escort hired by a client, Daniel, to pose as his girlfriend at a week-long party at a chateau in the south of France. She hopes this will be her last job before she quits the escort business and settles down with someone she loves and trusts. However, when she arrives at the chateau, she quickly realizes that nothing is as it seems. She meets a man who knows her better than anyone, and old secrets begin to surface. It soon becomes apparent that one last secret could cost Dora her life.

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In case you missed the best mystery thriller books of the first half of 2022, take a look at:

Best Thriller Books of 2022

Must-Read New Domestic Thrillers

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The Family Game

 by Catherine Steadman

On Sale: October 18, 2022

When Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, becomes engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of a powerful family, she is drawn into their lavish world. However, things take a turn for the worse when Edward’s father hands her a tape of a book he is working on, which turns out to be a confession to a murder. Suddenly, Harriet finds herself in the middle of a game where the stakes are life or death. 

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The Blame Game

by Sandie Jones

On Sale: August 16, 2022

Naomi is a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse. When her client, Jacob, decides to leave his wife, Naomi begins to worry that she’s taken things too far. But when Jacob goes missing and her files on him vanish, Naomi is thrust into the middle of a police investigation. As the police start asking questions about Jacob, Naomi’s own dark past begins to emerge. And as the truth comes to light, it seems that Jacob isn’t the only one in danger.

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The Prisoner

by B.A. Paris

On Sale: November 1, 2022

Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is or why she’s been taken. As she tries to piece together what’s happening, she begins to feel safer in her captors’ company than she ever did with her husband. With the help of her captors, Amelie starts to see the cracks in her life and soon realizes that she’s been living a lie.

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The Widow

The Widow

by Kaira Rouda

On Sale: December 1, 2022

Jody and Martin Asher, a seemingly perfect couple, have been married for fifteen years when Martin’s affair with a young staffer threatens to ruin everything Jody has worked for. When Martin suddenly dies, Jody sees an opportunity to change the narrative and take control of her destiny. But a dogged reporter is determined to uncover the truth, and Jody must use all her ruthlessness to protect her secrets.

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Upcoming Thriller Books of 2023

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The Villa

by Rachel Hawkins

On Sale: January 3, 2023

Emily and Chess take a trip to Italy to reconnect and end up uncovering secrets from the past. In 1974, Villa Aestas (now known as Villa Rosato) was rented by Noel Gordon, a rockstar attempting to reignite his creative spark. But what was supposed to be a fun summer quickly took a turn for the worse when Pierce ended up dead. Nowadays, Emily begins to think there might be more to the story, but the closer Emily gets to the truth, the more her relationship with Chess is strained.

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The House in the Pines

by Ana Reyes

On Sale: January 3, 2023

When a YouTube video surfaces of a young woman dying mysteriously in a diner in front of a man named Frank, Maya returns to her Berkshires’ hometown to uncover the truth about what happened to her friend Aubrey seven years ago.

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The Blackhouse

by Carole Johnstone

On Sale: January 3, 2023

Since moving to Kilmeray in the 1990s with his family, Robert has always been seen as an outsider by the locals. When strange things start happening and Robert begins to unravel, he believes that his fate on the island is sealed.

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Just the Nicest Couple

by Mary Kubica

On Sale: January 10, 2023

Two couples whose lives become intertwined after one husband goes missing. As the wife of the missing man frantically searches for answers, her friend and coworker Lily tries to keep a secret that could destroy both of their marriages.

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The Hunter

by Jennifer Herrera

On Sale: January 10, 2023

Leigh O’Donnell is an NYPD detective who returns to her hometown of Copper Falls, Ohio, after three suspicious drownings occur. As she investigates the case, Leigh must uncover a web of secrets that date back generations and threaten to destroy her belief in herself. Can she solve the murders and bring justice to the town?

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All the Dangerous Things

by Stacy Willingham

On Sale: January 10, 2023

A year has passed since Isabelle Drake’s toddler son, Mason, was taken from his crib in the middle of the night. The case quickly went cold, but Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her. When a true-crime podcaster begins to investigate the case, Isabelle is forced to confront her memories of the night of Mason’s disappearance. But as she does, she starts to doubt her recollection of events and wonders who she can really trust… including herself.

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Off the Deep End

by Lucinda Berry

On Sale: January 10, 2023

Reeling from the death of her son, Jules spirals into a violent and unstable mental state. As she tries to cope with her loss, Isaac Greer – the boy she saved – suddenly vanishes.

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Someone Else's Life

Someone Else’s Life

by Lyn Liao Butler

On Sale: February 1, 2023

When Anna Lin’s life begins to unravel, she moves her family to Kauai in an attempt to start over. But soon after they arrive, strange things begin happening that make Anna suspect she’s being watched. When a stormy night brings a stranger to her door, Anna realizes that their lives are interconnected in ways she could never have imagined.

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It’s One of Us

by J.T. Ellison

On Sale: February 28, 2023

Olivia and Park Bender seem to have it all until the police inform them that Park’s son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation. As the Benders try to piece together what happened, they are forced to confront some hard truths about their marriage and their family.

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The Soulmate

by Sally Hepworth

On Sale: April 4, 2023

Gabe and Pippa seem to have it all – a beautiful home, a perfect marriage, and a deep love for each other. But when a body is found at the bottom of the cliffs near their home, everything they thought they knew is called into question.

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So there you have it, the best new thrillers of fall 2022. Which book are you most excited to read? Let me know in the comments below!

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